Enrolment

FAQ

How old does my child need to be to start Kindergarten?

They need to be 5 years old by the 30th of April of the year that they will be starting. For example, if you would like your child to start in 2022, then they will need to be 5 before 30th April 2022.

How far in advance should I book my child into Northcross?

You can only submit an application 2 years before your child is due to start school. See the table above.

How do I apply for my child to attend Northcross?

Please click here for an Application Form and an outline of the Documents required.

What happens after I have submitted my Enrolment Application for Kindergarten and paid the Application Fee?

We will contact you the year before your child is due to commence to confirm that you are still keen to progress with the application – usually in April. We also will advise you of the process for interviews and selection. The interviews usually occur during June in the year before the child is due to commence. Note: Due to the high volume of applications for kindergarten, not everyone will get an interview and may be placed on a waiting list. We will advise either way.

When will I learn if my child has been offered a place if they are on the waiting list?

We will contact you the year before your child is due to start (see previous question). If you have missed out on a place for Kindergarten in the first round, we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available and confirm your interest in taking up a place at Northcross. If you wish to proceed, then an interview will be organised.

Can I apply for other years apart from Kindergarten?

Yes you can. Please contact the Registrar to discuss your Application. There may not be places available for the year that you are applying for but this can be confirmed with you at the time of applying.

Is there an entrance exam for students?

No. We are a non-selective school and therefore do not have an entrance exam. There is an interview with the Principal and a screening session for your child to check their readiness for school and if there are any specific needs for your child.

Can my child attend Northcross if they are an overseas student?

No, we do not accept overseas students. They need to be an Australian Citizen or have an approved Australian visa. Please click here for more information on the Documents required.

Can we apply at Northcross if we don’t attend a church or are not Christians?

As we are a Christian School, it is important to us to uphold our Christian values. All our staff are Christians and have an active and real faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to apply, but you must fully support our Christian teachings, values and ethos.

Do current and past siblings get priority for placements?

Yes they do. However, you will still need to apply for each child to be enrolled and an Application Fee needs to be paid.

What format and information do you need for our Pastor’s Reference?

If you currently attend a church, you will need to include a Letter from your Pastor/Minister. Please see link below to download a reference template.

What are the School Fees?

This information can be found on our website.
Please click here for information regarding School Fees.

What Fees are required when applying for a place at Northcross?

When you submit your Enrolment Application you will need to pay an Application Fee of $100.00. If you are offered a place after an interview, then you will need to pay an Enrolment Fee of $500.00 to confirm acceptance of the Offer. Both Fees are non-refundable. Payment of these fees can be made at the Office by cash, credit card, Eftpos from cheque or savings account or by direct deposit into our School Bank Account:
Details are as follows:
Account Name: Northcross Limited Account
BSB: 032-088
Account Number: 164371
Reference: Child's name

Northcross is a double-streamed Primary school (K-6) with over 350 students. We are a ministry of the Ryde Baptist Church and our vision as a school is to shape lives that change the world. Please click here to see further information regarding our mission and values.

Due to the high volume of Kindergarten applications, not everyone will get an interview. When considering interview offers, some things we take into consideration are:

  • Siblings of current and past students of Northcross
  • Family links with a church
  • Willingness to be a part of our Christ-centred community

Fees

When you submit your Enrolment Application you will need to pay an Application Fee of $100.00. If you are offered a place after an interview, then you will need to pay an Enrolment Acceptance Fee of $500.00 to confirm acceptance of the Offer. Both Fees are non-refundable.

Information about school fees can be found here

Application and Enrolment Steps

Submit application form

Up to 2 years before your child is due to start school. An application Fee $100 due.

Review begins

By April, in the year prior to starting school, we will contact applicants to confirm you are still keen to proceed with the application.

Interview or Waitlist

By June, the year prior to starting school, we will contact applicants to advise if you have an interview or remain on waitlist. Interviews happen in June.

Offer of place

You will be notified of the outcome after all interviews are complete.

Acceptance

You will be sent an Enrolment Acceptance letter. An Enrolment Fee $500 is due to confirm place.

How to Apply

Applications are now CLOSED for Kindergarten 2020,2021. Please contact the Office if you are interested in Kindergarten 2022.

We are now only accepting applications 2 years before your child is due to start school. See Table below:

Application opening and closing dates

Year your child is applying for Kindergarten (Your child must be 5 years old by the end of April of the year they are starting):Date applications open:Closing Date for acceptance of applications:
202301/02/202101/02/2022
202401/02/2022
01/02/2023
202501/02/202301/02/2024
202601/02/202401/02/2025

For applications other than Kindergarten, please contact the Registrar on (02) 9809 5252 or email: registrar@northcross.nsw.edu.auWe will not accept applications earlier than the date indicated above.

You will need:

  • Minister’s or Pastor’s reference – click to download (Church Reference template)
  • Proof of identity e.g. your child’s Australian birth certificate.
  • Proof of child’s residency status. He/she needs to be an Australian Citizen or here on an approved visa. Please provide your child’s Australian Passport or if they don’t have one, then please provide the parent’s Australian Passport or a copy of residency visa. We will need to confirm if we accept the visa.
  • Previous School Reports (if applicable)
  • Application fee of $100 (non-refundable)

Please click here to download an Enrolment Form

FAQ

QuestionAnswer
How old does my child need to be to start Kindergarten?They need to be 5 years old by the 30th of April of the year that they will be starting. For example, if you would like your child to start in 2022, then they will need to be 5 before 30th April 2022.
How far in advance should I book my child into Northcross?You can only submit an application 2 years before your child is due to start school. See the table below.
How do I apply for my child to attend Northcross?Please click here for an Application Form and an outline of the Documents required.
What happens after I have submitted my Enrolment Application for Kindergarten and paid the Application Fee?We will contact you the year before your child is due to commence to confirm that you are still keen to progress with the application – usually in April. We also will advise you of the process for interviews and selection. The interviews usually occur during June in the year before the child is due to commence. Note: Due to the high volume of applications for kindergarten, not everyone will get an interview and may be placed on a waiting list. We will advise either way.
When will I learn if my child has been offered a place if they are on the waiting list?We will contact you the year before your child is due to start (see previous question). If you have missed out on a place for Kindergarten in the first round, we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available and confirm your interest in taking up a place at Northcross. If you wish to proceed, then an interview will be organised.
Can I apply for other years apart from Kindergarten?Yes you can. Please contact the Registrar to discuss your Application. There may not be places available for the year that you are applying for but this can be confirmed with you at the time of applying.
Is there an entrance exam for students?No. We are a non-selective school and therefore do not have an entrance exam. There is an interview with the Principal and a screening session for your child to check their readiness for school and if there are any specific needs for your child.
Can my child attend Northcross if they are an overseas student?No, we do not accept overseas students. They need to be an Australian Citizen or have an approved Australian visa. Please click here for more information on the Documents required.
Can we apply at Northcross if we don’t attend a church or are not Christians?As we are a Christian School, it is important to us to uphold our Christian values. All our staff are Christians and have an active and real faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to apply, but you must fully support our Christian teachings, values and ethos.
Do current and past siblings get priority for placements?Yes they do. However, you will still need to apply for each child to be enrolled and an Application Fee needs to be paid.
What format and information do you need for our Pastor’s Reference?If you currently attend a church, you will need to include a Letter from your Pastor/Minister. Please see link below to download a reference template.
What are the School Fees?This information can be found on our website.
Please click here for information regarding School Fees.
What Fees are required when applying for a place at Northcross?When you submit your Enrolment Application you will need to pay an Application Fee of $100.00. If you are offered a place after an interview, then you will need to pay an Enrolment Fee of $500.00 to confirm acceptance of the Offer. Both Fees are non-refundable. Payment of these fees can be made at the Office by cash, credit card, Eftpos from cheque or savings account or by direct deposit into our School Bank Account:
Details are as follows:
Account Name: Northcross Limited Account
BSB: 032-088
Account Number: 164371
Reference: Child's name